How to Get the Look: Beach Waves

Today we have a special guest post by Joana Teixeira. I asked her for help on getting Jessie James Decker’s beautiful loose beach waves i.e.:

and she was nice enough to write up the following tutorial! Enjoy!!

Heading into the autumn months it can feel like all the possibilities of summer are slowly seeping away. Those long, sunlit evenings, days by the beach and summer holidays abroad… When we think about the dark, gloomy weather that is about to come our way it can all feel a little bit depressing.

But it really doesn’t need to! There are lots of ways to maintain the spirit of summer even in those dark, wintery months. Why not pay homage to the god of all things beachy and sunny by re-creating summer hairstyles this fall? Get yourself some sun kissed locks and a casual sea-salt look. To keep the essence of summer alive why not try out a beautiful beach waves style? This classic occurs naturally after you’ve been in the sea, but it’s also recreate-able from the comfort of your own living room even in the depths of Fall.

To help you get this look here’s my own handy guide. I’ve got everything covered whether you want to know how to curl short hair or long hair, whether to use curling tongs or just a simple overnight twist. Continue reading “How to Get the Look: Beach Waves”

Quick Hairstyles on the Go

This post was requested by one of my friends who wanted to reduce heat damage from blow dryers and and flat/curling irons to prevent it from drying out especially during the winter time. I think it’s a great idea because a lot of us are trying to not only reduce heat damage, but shampoo less as well to keep hair from drying out which requires some styling creativity. Here are some heat-less on the go hairstyles:

1. Top Knot– This one has been super popular for a while and it’s great because it’s easy, can be messy or polished, can be a work time or a party time look, and it can be done very quickly. This one is my go-to hairstyle and one of the only options that I like when my hair has dried naturally. I learned how to do mine after watching Nicole Guerriero’s video on YouTube and she really is one of the queens of the bun:

My favorite tip I learned from this video is Continue reading “Quick Hairstyles on the Go”

How To Get a Messy Ponytail and How To Make Your Own Surf Spray

Today’s post includes a video tutorial on how to get a big, voluminous, messy ponytail and how to make your own surf spray at home.

Today I have something a little different for you – a video tutorial! And this one is not of me, but my beautiful friend Marci. When I saw my sister in July she told me that Marci had taught her the secrets to the perfect pony and of course I HAD to know and I also wanted to share them with you all. So without further ado here it is:

Umm I don’t know about you, but I’ve been doing ponytails my whole life and these tips are game changing. Next up is how to make your own sea salt spray/surf spray in case you don’t want to spend $26 on 4oz. of Bumble and Bumple Surf Spray. You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of Mediterranean coarse sea salt – You can buy this at the grocery store or get it on Amazon
  • A squirt bottle
  • A tablespoon of hair gel (any kind)
  • 2 cups boiling water

Put the salt into the 2 cups of boiling water, add the hair gel, put it in the spray bottle once it’s cooled slightly, and spray on damp hair. You can adjust the amount of salt you use based on how much hold you’d like. The more salt you add the more textured your hair will come out. Pretty easy, right? You can get more hairspiration on Marci’s Instagram @Marcibeth87 or you can have her personally work her magic on you at Juliet Salon in Delray Beach, FL.

Another way this video brought me joy was after it received 4 whole views on YouTube I got this message:

YouTube conversation where this guy thinks that I'm in this video and he is trying to buy my hair elastics.
YouTube conversation where this guy thinks that I’m in this video and he is trying to buy my hair elastics.

How much do used hair elastics go for these days?